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14-DEC-2015

Geminids meteor shower 2015

One of the best meteor showers each year, the Geminids put on a great show on the night of 13 to 14 December, 2015. With the Moon out of the way and blessed with a crisp Winter night, I counted over 100 meteors per hour! Their average brightness was quite low though, so only a fraction were captured on the camera that I had running from 10pm till 4am. I was observing and tending my camera all night, at a temperature of -4C. The spectacle easily kept me warm!

The background star image is a panorama of 3 portrait-oriented pictures (iso 2000, f/4, 25s each), and the foreground landscape a panorama of 2 landscape-oriented pictures (iso 800, f/4, 130s each). The meteor trails were copied in from 26 individual frames out of the 693 (!) frames captured in total (all at iso 2000, f/2.8, 25s, 11mm).

Canon EOS 70D ,Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX
25s f/2.8 at 11.0mm iso2000 full exif

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